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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Hard to keep work life balance (in 344 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "Comfortable work atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovation and good learning opportunity. Interesting projects to work on. Flexible work hours. Recognition for the hard work and good career growth.

    Cons

    Work could be hectic sometimes as the project deadlines sometimes could be very tight and requires long hours of work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    leader on the wireless communication, good place to learn if you want to get into wireless communication industry

    Cons

    work pressure from customers can be high and compensation is not as good as other hot industries, i.e, Internet

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great perks, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Way too many pointless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Company is not efficiently run at all.


  4. "Engineer Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefit, and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Like any big company, it's hard to navigate through all the departments when tackling big projects.


  5. "Awesome company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, helpful staff, many talented people

    Cons

    some bureaucratic which you can find anywhere.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Summary of an Engineer's experience"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Very smart engineers and supportive community
    - Mostly merit based recognition and acknowledgement
    - Interesting problems to work on.
    - Excellent benefits

    Cons

    - Politics and favoritism do play a role
    - Executive leadership don't always communicate the direction fo company to everyone in an effective way
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    Advice to Management

    - The employers are some of the best in the world. Decisions about direction of the company and new ideas can be sourced from the employees themselves.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Biggest name in town for SD

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Great people and very smart people
    Interesting and challenging projects
    Decent pay for cost of living
    San Diego is an amazing city

    Cons

    Long hours
    Understaffed (in my technology silo, but I know other areas that were overstaffed)
    Lots of outsourcing overseas, which often results in lower quality work, and inconvenient hours to accommodate collaboration between locations


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Staff Engineer/Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Technology, top Class talent

    Cons

    Too many VP's without any reports, too many employees staying just for salary and contribute nothing

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward talent. Stay away from Politics.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "QCOM - a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Inventor of wireless technologies we can't live without today

    Cons

    Smartphone market peaking. Next growth area?


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